Affiliate Partners

Affiliate Partners are not-for-profit organizations and select companies/firms that support the advancement of women to corporate boards.

Affiliate firm Corporate Directors International LLC

The ACE Board Training for Women is a program specifically designed to provide corporate director training for professional women who are interested in joining corporate boards, or finding executive positions. In an intimate workshop alongside other women, ACE Board training participants will learn the skills to be an effective board member and gain practical tools for landing a seat on a corporate board. For details on the program –

Apical brings leaders in cannabis together to take meaningful collective action that betters our industry, community and planet – and drives growth. As a Not For Profit Industry Association,  Apical helps cannabis companies integrate ESG frameworks into day-to-day operations with accessible, low-cost policies that are incremental and can be stacked. Together with other industry and non-industry organizations (such as Women Get on Board) Apical creates an entry point and a hub for cannabis companies who want to incrementally introduce policies around inclusivity, sustainability, and social responsibility. 

The Association of Women in Finance (AWF) is a group of finance professionals dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in finance. Since 1996, we have been honouring successes, supporting advancement, exchanging knowledge and encouraging women finance professionals to claim their seats at the boardroom table.

One way of supporting such advancement is through the encouragement of female participation on boards which, in light of a large gender disparity at top organizational levels, provides women with the ability to lead and shape many of BC’s businesses and organizations. Our objective is to support the women in finance in their journey to the boardroom table by supplying them with the resources and information required to make informed decisions regarding joining boards and board readiness.


BoardMatch connects the right people to the right charitable boards. We are committed to strengthening Canadian communities by fostering performance improvement in the charitable sector. BoardMatch expands the talent pool and enhances the governance skills of charitable sector boards by introducing and training new volunteers from the corporate sector to charitable board service; provide senior and emerging charitable leaders with board governance and leadership training; and sact as a public advocate for good governance. BoardMatch is a program of Altruvest Charitable Services.

Business Sherpa Group

The Business Sherpa Group is a management consulting firm offering flexible and affordable solutions for resourcing small or mid-size business teams, virtually or in-house. 70+ BSG consultants range from senior executives to tactical experts and provide the coverage needed across key business functions: human resources, finance, strategy, governance and marketing.


The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. Beyond managing the .CA, CIRA delivers a wide range of products and services that support Canada’s Internet technology needs and works to help Canadian companies and organizations understand how to best seize the opportunities presented by digital technologies.

A Member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally. Through investment in local Internet infrastructure and support for Canadian non-profit partners to deliver innovative Internet-related programs, CIRA is a key player in helping to build a better online Canada.

Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada. As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, GPC strives to enhance the public’s awareness of the importance of good governance. GPC is the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders, including capital markets participants, government bodies and regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada apart in the world. GPC supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.


The Hotel Association of Canada is the leading voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging industry, bringing legislative solutions to industry challenges. Our mission is to enhance the prosperity of the industry through strong member engagement, effective advocacy and the provision of valued programs and services. We deliver targeted advocacy for fair rules for the sharing economy, to address Canada’s hotel labour shortage, and for sustainability solutions for the hotel industry across Canada. The Hotel Association of Canada represents more than 8,253 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $20.8 billion Canadian hotel industry which employs 306,600 people across Canada.


The International Women’s Forum of Canada (IWF Canada) is an affiliate of the IWF global organization. In Canada, there are chapters across every region of the country with a national membership comprised of more than 550 of the country’s most successful women in business, the arts, philanthropy, and the public sector.  The IWFC Toronto Chapter was formed in 1999.



LumiQ is a podcast app where engaging conversations with business leaders count as verifiable continuing professional development (CPD) for CPAs.

Skills4Good, formerly B3 Canada, is a social purpose organization driven to help companies win the talent war through skills-based volunteering. Our matchmaking programs match employees with nonprofits using an algorithm-driven, scalable B2B matchmaking platform. Skills4Good is our new name because we’re amplifying the power of companies to do good globally through skills-based volunteering. Our impact is now global. We’re expanding beyond Canada’s borders into the U.S. and across the world. We’re also expanding beyond nonprofit board matching for senior-level employees. We’re providing skills-based volunteering for young and mid-level employees too. We match talent with purpose.

Skytop Strategies convenes companies to facilitate high-level dialogue designed to empower experienced professionals to navigate large-scale concepts and implement sustainable, ethical and productive practices.

Women in Mining Canada (WIMC) is a national not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 focused on advancing the interests of women in the minerals exploration and mining sector. In collaboration with Canadian WIMC branches we support grassroots initiatives in the realm of personal and professional development, while providing a national voice within the global minerals and mining community. Our membership is composed of passionate men and women who actively support the minerals and mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions.